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Caption144 pages 8 x 8 dual Spanish/English text with over 100 full-color photos Trade Paper ISBN: 1-59714-008-2 $24.95 Published in collaboration with the Oakland Museum of California A sumptuous tribute to a remarkable cultural feat. With passion joy and inclusiveness the Oakland Museum of California holds and annual exhibition and celebration of Los Días de los Muertos—the Days of the Dead—that draws several thousand people from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Now after ten years it is a nationally acclaimed event a tradition preserved and adapted to new surroundings. Artists and community groups create colorful ofrendas altars to commemorate the dead ranging from whimsical to political to heartbreakingly personal and musicians and performers lead a procession with costumed calaveras skeletons sacred copal smoke and the ever-present cempoalxochitl marigold and pan de muerto bread of the dead. In side-by-side Spanish and English text El Corazón de la Muerte offers readers a look inside ancient rituals and new expressions reclaiming the tradition in contemporary times featuring dazzling full-color photographs of the altars and of the celebrations themselves. With reverence and humor festivity and loss this book of art exemplifies the very traditions it chronicles. About the Author: ____________ In side-by-side Spanish and English text El Corazón de la Muerte offers readers a look inside the ancient rituals and new expressions of Days of the Dead. Dazzling color photographs of the altars and community gatherings celebrated at the Oakland Museum of California since 1994
HeadlineNew for 2005 by Oakland Museum
Copyright NoticeEl Corazón de la Muerte
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